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“Wondeful place, wonderful people, wonderful food!”

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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #10 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wondeful place, wonderful people, wonderful food!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My title says it all! This really is a wonderful place to stay. Sue and Jerry will make you feel very welcome, you will eat so much for breakfast you will not need to eat for the rest of the day, although you're in such a great location for walking to many fabulous restaurants for your evening meal that you may just want to squeeze that in.

My husband and I stopped at the Compston for 3 nights and could quite happily have stayed more. There are plenty of lovely things to see and do locallly and you're in the heart of the Lake District so a good location to look around the other lakes too.

Thank you very much to Sue and Jerry for helping to make our short break away a very enjoyable one!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Having visited the Lake district many times we have to say this is the best place we have ever stayed,the hosts were second to none nothing was a problem,they were very helpful,the room was Immaculately clean,the breakfast was Amazing so much choice and perfect pancakes,we will definitely be returning,we felt so welcomed,Thanks again.

Room Tip: Any room would be just perfect
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Outstanding! Great location very close to the center of town. Text me prior to arrival to provide info relating to parking great little extra touch. Very detailed arrivals brief that let no point unanswered great attention to detail. Great rooms, very clean no issues at all. Booked here primarily for the breakfast......and was NOT disappointed. Breakfast was incredible. Friendly, attentive service brilliant food pancakes to die for! Lots of local produce used throughout bacon was extra thick and gorgeous!

Local knowledge very good as well and Sue and Jerry always had time to sit and talk. Overall brilliant would recommend anyone to visit and have a relaxing time and look forward to a great breakfast and brilliant overall stay! We will be going back!

Room Tip: We had the Hawaii room at the top of the house. Very good space lovely room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The idea of staying at a B&B with more choice for breakfast certainly swayed us into booking three nights at Compston House, together with the location in Ambleside, and we have to say we were certainly not disappointed. Being welcomed warmly by Sue and Jerry on arrival we were shown to our room which, like the rest of the house, was absolutely spotless and extremely comfortable, and it was lovely having a view of the mountains from our window. The breakfast menu was hugely extensive and generous and we can now see why they are award-winning! Being treated to American pancakes in the morning was definitely something to get up for. We will certainly be recommending staying at Compston House to our family and friends and can't wait to go back there again ourselves hopefully in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Just had a fabulous experience at Compston House. The house was spotlessly clean no signs of scuff marks etc. The amazing breakfasts, the bacon was yummy, well the pancakes were scrummy and the maple syrup was very divine. Nothing more can be said. Thanks Sue and Jerry.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Following checkout of Tripadvisor ratings in Ambleside we booked our four nights at the Compston with high expectations, which, as it turned out, were exceeded by this friendly. helpful and smiling couple. Not only an award-wining breakfast with the American pancake twist, but the room was immaculate, and kept so daily, The car parking permit worked as described, not only in Ambleside, but in other places we visited in the area giving us an unexpected saving. Sue and Jerry's local recommendation for food and drink proved helpful and accurate. (Check out the seafood linguine in Dodds, well worth waiting for). In the words of a famous American (Austrian) .. We'll be back!!

Room Tip: Our room at the rear, Wyoming,was quiet, but not the largest on offer, and the fells at the rear wer...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

If you want an enjoyable trip to Ambleside then stay at Compston House because the hosts Sue & Jerry could not be more welcoming. Everything about this B & B is top notch-lovely rooms, fantastic breakfasts & recommendations for evening meals which were spot on!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #10 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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